|The Young Railroaders - Francis Lovell Coombs|
LibriVox recording of The Young Railroaders, by Francis Lovell Coombs. Read by Mark F. Smith. While aimed at youths, this series of tales of the just-opening West makes a rollicking good story for adults, too. Three teen-age boys, trained as telegraphers, manage to get themselves in and out of a wide variety of harrowing circumstances. Using their knowledge of Morse code, the science of telegraphs, and the operation of railroads, the boys stir in native resourcefulness, quick-thinking, and when ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; young adult; children; adventure; railroads
Downloads: 13,280 (1 review)
|The Ghost of Guir House - Charles Willing Beale|
LibriVox recording of The Ghost of Guir House, by Charles Willing Beale. Read by Roger Melin. Do you think you understand ghosts? Now you will. Paul Henley, seemingly summoned to a mysterious rural Virginia mansion from his home in New York, finds himself as a guest at a remote, dilapidated colonial house with a host and a hostess every bit as mysterious as the house itself. Might Dorothy, his hostess, somehow be implicated in the hideous crime which he came to know took place in the hidden dept...
Keywords: Ghost; Horror; LibriVox; audiobook
Downloads: 16,107 (1 review)
|Astounding Stories of Super-Science, September 1930 - Harry Bates, Editor|
Librivox recording of Astounding Stories of Super-Science, September 1930 Harry Bates, Editor. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. This is a collection of short science fiction stories by various writers, circa 1930. Writers include Paul Ernst, Miles Breuer, Ray Cummings, Sewell Wright, and others. (Summary by BellonaTimes) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; science fiction; short stories; magazines; Paul Ernst; Miles Breuer; Ray Cummings; Sewell Wright, Hugh B. Cave; Captain S. P. Meek, Arthur J. Burkes
Downloads: 76,916 (2 reviews)
|A House-Boat on the Styx - John Kendrick Bangs|
LibriVox recording of A House-Boat on the Styx by John Kendrick Bangs. The premise of the book is that everyone who has ever died (up until the time in which the book is set, which seems to be about the time of its publication) has gone to Styx. This does not appear to be the conventional Hell described by Dante in The Inferno, but rather the Hades described in Greek myth (both of which had Styxes): a universal collecting pot for dead souls, regardless of their deeds in life...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; afterlife; bangsian; humor; charon
Downloads: 16,167 (3 reviews)
|The Willows - Algernon Blackwood|
LibriVox recording of The Willows, by Algernon Blackwood. Read by Michael Thomas Robinson. A tale of horror in which a pleasant sojourn down the Danube tumbles terrifyingly awry as the veil between this world and an unfathomably weird dimension is inadvertently pierced by an innocent pair of vacationers, "The Willows", arguably Algernon Blackwood's seminal contribution to supernatural literature, has had a lasting influence on the field...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; horror; supernatural; mystery; suspense; weird
Downloads: 35,016 (2 reviews)
|Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad|
Librivox recording of Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad. Read by Kristin Luoma Set in a time of oppressive colonisation, when large areas of the world were still unknown to Europe, and Africa was literally on maps and minds as a mysterious shadow, Heart of Darkness famously explores the rituals of civilisation and barbarism, and the frighteningly fine line between them. We get the tale through a classic unreliable narrator, relating as Marlow, a ship's captain, tells how he was sent by the Com...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; classic
Downloads: 317,606 (7 reviews)
|The Fearsome Island - Albert Kinross|
LibriVox recording of The Fearsome Island, by Albert Kinross. Read by Ruth Golding. No ordinary sailor's tale, this. Based allegedly on the real experiences of Silas Fordred, Master Mariner of Hythe, this is a story of shipwreck on an uncharted island and his supernatural adventures there with a witch, a hairy man, and various devilish devices and traps. The author, Kinross, adds an appendix purporting to explain the marvels which Fordred encountered.Kinross claims to have stolen the sailor's or...
Keywords: librivox; audio book; adventure; fantasy; supernatural; magic; shipwreck; Hythe; Diego Rodriguez; Fordred; Snoad; Deedes
Downloads: 14,433 (5 reviews)
|The Thing from the Lake - Eleanor M. Ingram|
LibriVox recording of The Thing from the Lake, by Eleanor M. Ingram. Read by Roger Melin. To get away from city life periodically, New Yorker Roger Locke purchases an abandoned farm house in rural Connecticut, and with the assistance of his cousin Phillida and her beau Ethan Vere, he sets about fixing up the place. Immediately however, an unseen mysterious woman begins giving him warnings during nocturnal visits to leave the house at once...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; horror; mystery; ingram
Downloads: 50,454 (6 reviews)
|Tormented - Bert I. Gordon|
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Downloads: 30,724 (13 reviews)
|Sherlock Holmes --> 125+ episodes, properly titled and tagged - smurfmeat|
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was an old-time radio show which aired in the USA from October 2, 1939 to July 7, 1947. The show first aired on the Blue Network but later moved to the Mutual Broadcasting System. The radio stories were action packed, filled with atmosphere, and featured great music by Lou Kosloff, as well as excellent sound effects. Originally, the show starred Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr...
Keywords: sherlock holmes; watson; doyle; mystery; old time radio; adventure; crime; london
Downloads: 591,243 (19 reviews)